(New Scientist) The biggest drug marketplace on the internet has been busted. The illicit empire of the Silk Road came crashing down on Wednesday after its founder Ross Ulbricht, aka Dread Pirate Roberts , was arrested and charged with narcotics trafficking, money laundering, computer-hacking and attempted murder. He was caught through ads and coding queries related to Silk Road, posted to the web in the early days of development, and tagged using his real email address.

The end of Silk Road means the FBI has now brought down two of the most famous services on Tor, the anonymizing software that lets users access hidden parts of the internet, known as the darknet.

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